Scam Emails Archive : Generic

Subject: Thank You

From: "Dr. Idrissa Diop" <>

This email with the subject "Thank You" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 25 Aug 2004 00:45:49 -0500 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.

The sender was "Dr. Idrissa Diop" <>, although it may have been spoofed.


Attn: President/CEO:

Dear Sir,

I am writing you on the strength of our search for a foreign investment opportunity, partnership or 
individual, who can be trusted to oversee a foreign investment project.

I got your contact information from a former Secretary of Standard Organisation of Senegal (SOS), 
who assured me your capability and good reputation in investment project. Although, I did not 
disclose to him the face value of the transaction which I want to discuss with you.
We are the officials of the MINISTERE De L`ENERGIE Et Des MINES, After due deliberation with my 
colleagues in the ministry, I was therefore mandated as a matter of trust to contact you as a 
partner to whom we could transfer the sum of US27.3M (Twenty Seven Million Three Hundred Thousand 
United States Dollars) for foreign investment project, hence the need for a foreign partner.

I have decided to seek for a confidential co-operation with you in the execution of this 
transaction described hereunder for the benefit of all parties and I hope you will maintain 
absolute secrecy because we are government officials.

Within my ministry where I work and with the co-operation of other top officials, we have in our 
possession an overdue payment bill totaling US$27.3M (Twenty Seven Million Three Hundred Thousand 
United States Dollars) which we want to transfer out of Senegal with the assistance and cooperation 
of a foreign company or an individual to receive the said fund on our behalf into a reliable 
foreign account that will accommodate such fund. The amount represents some percentage of the 
contract value executed on behalf of my Ministere by a foreign contracting firm, which we the 
officials purposely over inflated for our own use.

Although the actual contract cost have been paid to the original contractor, leaving the balance of 
US$27.3M which we have in principle received an approval to remit to a foreign bank account that 
you will provide. Since the present Government of Senegal is determined to pay every Foreign 
Contractor all debts so as to maintain good relationship with foreign and non Government Financial 
Agences, we then decided to include our bill for approval with the cooperation of some officials 
from the appropriate payment agency.

We are seeking your assistance in providing a good company's account or any other bank account that 
will acomodate this fund into which we can remit this money by acting as the original contractor 
who executed the contract. This we can do by swapping of account and changing of beneficiary and 
other forms of documentation upon application for claim to reflect the payment and approvals to be 
secured on your behalf or your company.

This process being an internal arrangement with the department concern. I have the authority of my 
partners involved to propose that should you be willing to assist in this transaction, we will 
share the money as thus: 30% of the total fund for you in providing a safe and reliable account 
that will take the total fund, 70% for us (the officials).

Please be informed that my colleagues and myself will be depending on your kind advise and 
directives as we wish to privately invest our share of the fund into a foreign products in your 
country or any other country with stable economy as you may advise in due course. So you will be 
expected to provide us with a background information concerning yourself and your company to enable 
us make an evaluation and conclude on which line of business to take as soon as this fund is 
received into your account.

You are required to forward to me your Bank Account Number, Company name and address, your private 
telephone and fax numbers. This information will enable us submit the application and lodge claims 
to the concerned agences in your favor.

Note that it is important to maintain total confidentiality of this business because my colleagues 
and I are top Gouvernment Officials who have put in many years of meritorious service to this 
ministry and would not want to experience any kind of problem that will jeopardize our image. I 
wish to assure you that this transaction is expected to take 14 working days for the fund to get 
into your nominated bank account as you will provide.

Be kind to call me on my direct telephone number 00221 5122631 for more detailed explanation.

Faithfully yours,

Monsieur Idrissa Diop
Direct Tel: +221 5122631.